Book Review of
The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his brother. But Mark finds a friend named Ben, who happens to be an Alaskan brown bear. Ben and Mark form a special bond, but the townspeople are determined to destroy it. It is only through the strength of an enduring friendship that Ben—and Mark—have a chance of being saved.
This is a fun book for kids as they read about Mark taking in a unusual animal as a pet. A bear to be exact. This tale is well crafted as Mark attempts to save his pet’s life from his original owner, hunters, and untrusting townsmen. Some of the men are drunk in the book and it also discuss hunting animals. I think boys and girls, from nine to twelve, who love animal stories will love this book.